Market Analysis: European Shares Rise on Improving PMI Readings

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Yesterday, the values of the PMI index (it is characterized as a leading indicator of industrial production and services) for European countries were published:
→ in Germany: fact = 42.3; expected = 41.1; a month earlier = 40.7;
→ in France: fact = 42.6; expected = 43.2; a month earlier = 42.6;

Although the index values are below 50, indicating a contraction in the economy, the dynamics are encouraging. Thus, in France, the index stabilized after a series of declines. And in Germany, the index is consistently growing after a minimum of 38.8 in July. In this way, business is reacting to the fact that the ECB may have reached the peak of increases and monetary policy will not tighten in the future.

At the same time, the ESX50 index of 50 European shares gained bullish momentum and reached its highest levels since mid-August. Equity market participants may be feeling strongly positive about the rally of more than +9% in less than a month.

However, the daily chart of the ESX50 shows that price dynamics allow a structure of trend lines (shown in blue) to be drawn, reminiscent of a Gann fan. And what's interesting is that the current value has reached an important line (shown as thickening) in this structure, which can serve as resistance - as it did more than once during the period from April to July.

Given that the RSI indicator is forming divergence in the overbought zone, it can be assumed that the market is vulnerable to a pullback.

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